Natural fibres show significant environmental benefits in light weight biocomposites for automotive interiors and in construction. Up until now a sustainability certification for the natural fibre itself was not available.
In 2015, the European Industrial Hemp Association decided to motivate and support their members to certify the raw materials of the hemp crop to prove the sustainability of the hemp industry. In June 2016, hemp straw and fibres produced by a Dutch company received the established ISCC PLUS certificate, the first natural fibre worldwide to achieve this.
Link to press release: European hemp fibre receives ISCC PLUS certificate